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About: Set in the heart of the lush green Somerset countryside between the popular tourist centres of Wells and Cheddar, Honeyhurst Farm is in an idyllic location with lovely views over the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels.

Open fields surround the Farm complex providing a private, quiet (with the odd ‘moo’ or ‘bah’) rural retreat. The farm is named on Ordnance-Survey map 182 and is on the fringe of the pretty villages of Rodney Stoke and Draycott with their three pubs, two churches and village shop.

The spacious (800 ft2, 75 m2) cottage has been converted from a single storey stone farm building, used as a cider store in bygone times.

It has been recently decorated and equipped to a high standard. The cottage sleeps four, in a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, with a lounge, with TV, video and DVD player, a large kitchen/dining room, fully equipped with microwave and dishwasher as well as an oil-fired Rayburn for additional cooking, bath/shower room, entrance porch, hallway and small conservatory with French doors opening onto a sun terrace.

There are drying and ironing facilities, a washing machine and a barbecue for guests’ use. The cottage is centrally heated. A cot and high chair are available (please notify in advance). The property is non-smoking. Pets are welcome. Prices are all inclusive.

The holiday home is situated in the (Royal Horticultural Society member) owners beautiful half-acre part walled gardens with mature specimen trees and shrubs, sweeping herbaceous borders, rockeries and lawns. Adjacent is an accessible four acre traditional working cider apple orchard and a six acre pasture beyond. Ample seating is provided for relaxation to enjoy the gardens and views with tables for al-fresco dining. A babbling brook runs through the property and is suitably fenced in the farmyard and rear garden to provide a relatively safe environment for children. Parking is in a secluded open-fronted barn.

The area is ideal for cycling and walking with the Levels providing easy going and the Mendip Hills ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ offering more challenge. Since these areas are sparsely populated and largely unspoiled, wildlife abounds. There are nine national and regional nature reserves within a few miles.

Honeyhurst is ideal for exploring the many interesting local villages. The nearby towns of Cheddar (4 miles) with its famous gorge and caves, Wells (6 miles) with its magnificent 12th and 13th century cathedral and bishops palace. Nearby is Wookey Hole Caves. Glastonbury, (10 miles) is famed for its early English Christian history and connections to legendary King Arthur. Nearby World Heritage Sites are at Stonehenge (40 miles) and Bath (22 miles) with its Roman Baths, cathedral, Georgian buildings and extensive shopping.

The coastline includes Burnham, Brean, Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare all within 20 miles, suiting all tastes from isolated dune and estuary shorelines to attractions with entertainment, piers and boat trips.

There are many private and National Trust gardens and stately homes to visit and many historic sites, assorted museums and other attractions.

Cheddar cheese and ‘scrumpy’ cider are two of the better known local products available. Clark's Village at Street is a factory outlet complex selling many famous high street brands at discount prices.
Our Details:

Honeyhurst Farm,
Honeyhurst Lane,
Rodney Stoke,
BS27 3UJ

Tel: 01749 870322
Location: Cheddar - Rodney Stoke, Somerset, United Kingdom
Business Type: Self Catering - Cottages
Products or Services: Self Catering, Holidays, Short Breaks - Facilities include - Double glazing, Electric cooker and oil-fired Rayburn for hot water and additional cooking, Full oil fired central heating, Microwave cooker, Colour TV, DVD player and video recorder, Radio/CD player, Fridge/freezer, Automatic washer/dryer, Dishwasher, Private parking.
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